Chief Operating Officer
Member, Board of Directors
Jim has more than 30 years of information technology, strategic planning and business process management experience, much of it focused on banking. Before joining DefenseStorm as Chief Operating Officer, Jim spent 15 years as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Washington Trust Bank, a full-service commercial bank with $6.5 billion in assets operating in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. As one of DefenseStorm’s first customers, Jim was influential in guiding the Company’s vision and solution design, providing a practitioner’s perspective to help prioritize direction and execution.
Jim’s background includes serving as President and Chief Operating Officer at Brintech, a leading banking advisory services company, as well as 12 years as a consultant delivering strategy and technology advisory services to banks ranging from $500 million to $24 billion in assets.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Information Technology from Baylor University, has completed post-graduate work at the University of North Florida, and attended Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program.